Bridle Trails: Stand Up To Sciatica

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Getting To Know The Bridle Trails PT Staff! PAULMUSCARNERA, ATC, AT/L

Paul graduated fromWashington State University in 2002. He spent 9 years as the head athletic trainer at Inglemoor High School. During this time he made it a priority to maintain a high level of care by staying current with continuing education through Board of Certification seminars and home study courses. With over 15 years of experience Paul enjoys returning athletes and all types of patients to their prior level of function through evidence-based therapeutic rehabilitation.

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STAND UP TO SCIATICA Do you experience pain in the buttock, leg, or even your foot? If so, you may be experiencing sciatica. Sciatica is a common form of back and leg pain that is often misunderstood by sufferers. People frequently have

the piriformis. It is known that in about 25% of the general population, the sciatic nerve pierces through the piriformis muscle and can be

susceptible to abnormal pressure and irritation. Why Does Sciatica Occur?

from the intense pain it can cause, from the low back down to the feet. If you are suffering from sciatica, it is important to find its root cause. Many people often think an x-ray or expensive MRI is first needed to figure out what is causing pain. Having a lot of tests doesn’t mean you will find its root cause. Recent studies show that nearly 1 million of MRIs done for sciatica fail to find a treatable cause. With a new imaging technique called magnetic resonance neurography, 69% of the patients were found to have a trapped sciatic nerve deep in the buttock by a muscle called

If there are changes in posture, muscle strength or pelvic alignment, the nerve can be compressed which leads to common low back and sciatic nerve pains. The sciatic nerve is the longest and largest nerve in your body. It even reaches down to the foot and therefore, can be irritated anywhere along its path. With sciatica, the consequent ache can be felt anywhere from the base of the spine, the buttocks or the back of the thigh and legs. Even tingling sensations in the toes can be attributed at times to the impingement of the sciatic nerve.


Bad Habits Can Increase Your Pain Some seemingly harmless habits can also contribute to the irritation of the sciatic nerve. A frequent bad habit is crossing of the legs for extended periods, which puts pressure on the nerve. In addition, sitting for long periods is bad for your spine. It is possible for you to prevent or relieve sciatica simply by improving your posture. Physical Therapy Relieves Sciatica The specialists at Bridle Trails Physical Therapy play a crucial role in evaluating and treating sciatica, as well as other common back problems. Our physical therapists are medical experts with years of training to evaluate your back problem, finding the root cause of your sciatica. An individualized treatment plan is created to guide you through the recovery process and maximize your success. Whencoming toBridleTrailsPhysicalTherapy,our friendlyandknowledgeable therapists spend time with you. We train you on specific and easy exercises that will relieve the pain in your back and legs. In addition, our specialized hands-on therapy helps to gently loosen tight muscles and joints in your spine and legs. Your pain is quickly relieved and your flexibility restored, so you can feel like yourself again. Our cutting-edge treatments are doctor recommended and are specifically designed for you to reach your healthcare goals. Knowing all this should give you a head start in warding off painful sciatica. After all, it may be as simple as learning to stand tall.

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“Similar to chiropractic care, I was skeptical about PT until I went to BTPT and discovered Paul. I had a terrible case of ‘tennis elbow’ which gave me so much discomfort in my right arm. I had trouble with sleeping, typing and basic movement. Six weeks of consistent, weekly care along with some braces and careful stretches enabled me to get back to 100%. I’m convinced in the power of PT! Thanks Paul!” - Brett D.

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Take Care of Your Aches and Pains Before It’s Too Late.


ABDOMINAL BRACING Lie on your back, knees bent, feet flat on floor. Place your hands on the front of your pelvis and contract your deep core. Straighten one knee. Return foot to the starting position. Alternate legs one at a time. Repeat 10 times on both sides. Strengthens Low Back Relieve Back Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing back pain.


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9 4 An insurance deductible is the amount of money that you must pay before your insurance company pays for your medical services. If your deductible is met, your PhysicalTherapymaynotcostyouanything.Patientswith familyplansor thosewho have had major surgeries or have a chronic illness are especially likely to have a $0 balanceremainingontheirout-of-pocketexpenses.ThismeansthatthecostofPhysical Therapy could be minimal or completely covered by the patient’s insurance plan. If you are close to or have met your insurance deductible for the year, then now is the time to come in for Physical Therapy! Are you feeling aches and pains? Need to work on your core? Let us help you get a head start for 2018. Contact us today to schedule your appointment. 7 1 8 5 2 8 2 3 5 4 9 n° 228597 - Level Medium


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